Nemunas Delta Regional Park - Lithuania
Nemunas Delta Regional Park
Arrived to the littoral region you will see a unique Nemunas delta with its major branches Atmata and Skirvytė and the island Rusnė surrounded by them. This landscape is created by water - there are many interlaced rivers, lakes - the lagoon of Krokų lanka and many other smaller lakes. There are also old river beds, marshes and fens. During the spring floods the regional park will provide you with unforgettable impressions. Your gaze will be able to travel flooded delta meadows full of rear water birds without hindrance. The delta is famous because of rare breeding birds abundance and because it is an important place for travelling birds. Under the Ramsar Convention criteria the delta was added to the wet areas of international importance list in 1993. This unique, versatile regional park landscape that still retains its natural dynamics must be preserved. The Nemunas River delta area with adjacent floodplains is the most important stopover site for numerous species of waterbirds in the South Eastern Baltic Region.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
To safeguard the delta's wildlife and facilitate research.
Under the Ramsar Convention criteria the delta was added to the wet areas of international importance list in 1993